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Spanish Delight Paella


About the Dish:

Paella is a traditional Spanish rice dish that originated in the Valencia region. It is a flavorful and aromatic one-pot meal that combines rice with a variety of ingredients such as meat, seafood, vegetables, and spices. The dish gets its unique flavor from saffron, which gives the rice a beautiful yellow color. Paella is often enjoyed during special occasions and festivals in Spain, and it has become popular worldwide due to its delicious taste and versatility. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or simply want to enjoy a hearty and flavorful meal, paella is a perfect choice.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount
Total Fat 15g
Saturated Fat 4g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 60mg
Sodium 800mg
Total Carbohydrates 40g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 3g
Protein 20g


Ingredient Quantity
Rice 2 cups
Chicken thighs 4
Shrimp 1 pound
Chorizo sausage 1 link
Onion 1
Garlic cloves 3
Tomatoes 2
Red bell pepper 1
Green peas 1 cup
Saffron threads 1 pinch
Chicken broth 4 cups
Olive oil 2 tablespoons
Salt To taste
Black pepper To taste

Cooking Instructions:

  • Step 1: Heat olive oil in a large paella pan or skillet. Add chicken thighs and chorizo sausage, and cook until browned on both sides. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • Step 2: In the same pan, add diced onion, minced garlic, and chopped red bell pepper. Cook until the vegetables are softened.
  • Step 3: Add diced tomatoes and cook until they start to break down. Season with salt and black pepper.
  • Step 4: Stir in rice and saffron threads, coating the rice with the tomato mixture.
  • Step 5: Pour in chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 20 minutes, or until the rice is cooked and the liquid has been absorbed.
  • Step 6: Meanwhile, peel and devein the shrimp.
  • Step 7: Once the rice is cooked, nestle the chicken thighs, chorizo sausage, shrimp, and green peas into the rice.
  • Step 8: Cover the pan with foil or a lid and cook for an additional 10 minutes, or until the shrimp are pink and cooked through.
  • Step 9: Remove from heat and let the paella rest for a few minutes before serving. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley, if desired.

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